A fast-rising national business owner and ministerial advisor has given inspiration to young entrepreneurs at Gateshead College.
Rekha Mehr, advisor to business secretary Vince Cable and an entrepreneur in residence at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, discussed the creation of successful start-ups and spoke to students about their business ideas.
Mehr, who launched her own business – Pistachio Rose – in 2012, provides advice to the government on how they can aid businesses. She is also a champion of start-ups and small businesses.
Mehr said: “The students at Gateshead College have some really impressive enterprise ideas and it’s fantastic to see their drive to create a competitive edge. It is clear Gateshead College is carrying out some exceptional work in preparing students to have the correct skills, knowledge and attitude to help them to be successful.”